Bon Homme County Jail – Tyndall, SD

Bon Homme County Jail is in Bon Homme County, South Dakota and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know somebody in jail at Bon Homme County Jail? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Bon Homme County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Bon Homme County Jail. How to view Bon Homme County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Bon Homme County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Bon Homme County Jail
300 W 18Th Ave # A
Tyndall, SD 57066

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 589-3942
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Bon Homme County Jail you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Bon Homme County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is in another jail you will want to check our guide to other South Dakota jails: South Dakota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Bon Homme County Jail inmates can be found on the Bon Homme County Jail website, or you can view them at the Bon Homme County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Bon Homme County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Bon Homme County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Bon Homme County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Bon Homme County Jail phone number is: (605) 589-3942

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Bon Homme County Jail:

Bon Homme County Jail
300 W 18Th Ave # A
Tyndall, SD 57066

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bon Homme County Jail
300 W 18Th Ave # A
Tyndall, SD 57066


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the Bon Homme County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bon Homme County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Bon Homme County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bon Homme County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bon Homme County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Bon Homme County Jail changes, so be sure to review the official Bon Homme County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bon Homme County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bon Homme County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Bon Homme County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Bon Homme County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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